Which Iconic Horror-Movie Villain Is the Deadliest?

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This sextet of horror slashers has laid waste to more than 300 victims onscreen, with technique and victim tallies varying wildly from one maniac to the next. But which of these iconic evildoers is the best at being the worst? To help answer that question, here’s a user’s guide to seven of the genre’s most storied and imaginative villains, using info gleaned only from their original films (i.e., no remakes or reboots) and ranked in order of body count.

Which Horror-Movie Villain Is the Deadliest?